So you have received your driving lessons and practiced hard. Correct? Now, you have enough faith and confidence. That’s good. However, to prepare you for the big day of your driving test, you must be very careful about the common mistakes that many learner drivers make on the day of their driving tests.
Given below are Top Common Mistakes made
1. Rolling stops
This is one of the most common mistakes that you must avoid while on your driving test. Don’t do rolling or incomplete stop. Many learner drivers slow down their car partially and do not come to the point of a complete stop.
This is a serious mistake that you must avoid during your RSA driving test. Slow down your car and stop it completely behind the demarcation line.
You must come to a full stop behind the demarcation line. You have to stop the car when you’re taking a right-hand turn at an intersection.
2. Improper Changing of Lanes
Signal your intention while going to change lanes. Use indicators to let others know about the diversion that you are going to take. Check your mirrors and blind spots critically before changing lanes. Many people forget to do this even during their driving tests.
Make sure you have changed lanes properly. To do so, you need to look first, turn on indicators or other signals, check rear views and side mirrors, and finally turn on head to check whether there is any vehicle in your blind spot. After you are sure about all of these, you can change lanes.
3. Lack of Steering Control
Confidence is good but overconfidence is very bad. Don’t get one handed, driven by overconfidence. Keep both of your hands on the wheel in a balanced way.
4. Not Yielding to Pedestrians
Pay keen attention to crosswalks or zebra crossing to anticipate the pedestrians, especially when you are taking a turn.
5. Distracted Driving
Don’t use a mobile phone and play stereo during your driving test. It will distract your mind and break your concentration. Stop doing these and focus only on driving a car. Keep your attention on the road.
6. Confusion at Four-Way Stops
Take the right decision when you will find an intersection with stop signs, especially at four-way stops. Make sure you know the uses of various signals and all actions that you need to take while other cars are at the intersection. Wait until your turn comes.
Many pupils fail to observe correctly emerging from a junction or at roundabouts. Common observation are insufficient observation turning left, turning right, roundabouts, moving off.
There are 5 times in the test you must look over your right shoulder. Do you know when they are?
Housing estates is where a lot of unsuccessful pupils fail. They don’t stop at the T junctions and take proper or effective observation.
They role through in second with insufficient and careful observation right and left.
8. Driving too slowly
Many learner drivers stay busy, worrying much about handling the vehicle and taking a diversion. As a consequence of these, they end the test, going very slow.
This is not desired in a driving test. This is why you need to speed up your car when other cars are passing you.
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